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PVGC’s Osberg takes weather shortened #PattersonCup

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The 117th Joseph H. Patterson Cup presented by Callaway Golf was shortened to 18 holes Thursday after a pair of weather delays and subsequent darkness prohibited the completion of Round 2. The event reverted to Round 1 results, thus giving Jeff Osberg of Pine Valley Golf Club his third Patterson Cup title (2010, 2016). Osberg posted a 4-under 67 on Wednesday. He entered the final round with a one-stroke lead on three players.

“I thought the weather was supposed to be perfect today. After we got called off on the second hole, I figured light was going to be more of the issue,” said Osberg, 35, of Bryn Mawr, Pa. “I didn’t realize more weather was coming. Lightning struck [at 7:23 p.m.] and that was kind of it. I wasn’t sure we were going to finish anyway.”

Osberg was preparing to play his third shot on No. 13 when the final siren blew. He was facing a 30-yard pitch shot from in front of the green. At the time, Osberg was 3 under. Will Davenport of Whitemarsh Valley Country Club and Tug Maude of Merion Golf Club held the clubhouse lead. Both completed their second round and stood at 3 under.

“In my mind hopefully we were getting the whole thing in,” said Osberg. “I didn’t plan on us not.”

Osberg’s season parallels his 2016 campaign. That year, and this one, he fell in the Amateur Final, before winning the Open Championship, Patterson Cup and Silver Cross in succession. He is the only player to accomplish each of the aforementioned feats in the same season. To further clarify, no player has ever won all four titles in the same calendar year.

“We talked at Stonewall after I lost in the Final and I kind of joked that the year was very similar [to 2016],” Osberg said. “I don’t know if it was foreshadowing or what. I said I had a ton of confidence after the first two events [Middle-Amateur and Amateur championships] even though they didn’t go my way.”

Danny Harcourt of Mercer Oaks Golf Course, Matt Teesdale of Lu Lu Country Club and Eric Williams of Honesdale Golf Club finished in a three-way tie for second at 3 under. This was Teesdale’s first Major appearance since the Amateur in 2017 and top Patterson Cup showing since finishing second in 2013. This was also Harcourt and Williams best Patterson finish.

Osberg’s margin of victory in the Silver Cross was six strokes. He finished at 6 under. This was his fourth Silver Cross (2010, 2015-16). Kevin Scherr of Woodstone Country Club & Lodge and Zach Barbin of Loch Nairn Golf Club tied for second at even par.

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GAP
Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 274 Full Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

Name, clubScore
Jeff Osberg, Pine Valley Golf Club67
Danny Harcourt, Mercer Oaks Golf Course68
Matthew Teesdale, Lu Lu Country Club68
Eric Williams, Honesdale Golf Club68
David Herbst, West Shore Country Club69
Kevin Scherr, Woodstone Country Club & Lodge69
Connor Sheehan, Conestoga Country Club69
Grant Skyllas, LedgeRock Golf Club69
Zachary Barbin, Loch Nairn Golf Club70
Peter Barron, III, Galloway National Golf Club70
Stephen Barry, Running Deer Golf Club70
Ben Keyser, Woodcrest Country Club70
Oscar Mestre, Overbrook Golf Club70
Richard Riva, Bent Creek Country Club70
Matthew Finger, DuPont Country Club71
Bryan Keeling, Spring Mill Country Club71
Patrick Knott, Merion Golf Club71
Conor McGrath, Huntingdon Valley Country Club71
Connor McNicholas, Lu Lu Country Club71
Gregor Orlando, Philadelphia Cricket Club71
J.T. Spina, Spring Ford Country Club71
Ryan Tall, Spring Ford Country Club71
Todd Baron, Philadelphia Publinks GA72
Zachary Falone, Sakima Country Club72
Vincent Kwon, Huntingdon Valley Country Club72
Tug Maude, Merion Golf Club72
Troy Vannucci, Little Mill Country Club72
Parker Wine, Radley Run Country Club72
Campbell Wolf, Carlisle Country Club72
Peter Bradbeer, Merion Golf Club73
Michael Brown, Jr., Lu Lu Country Club73
Ryan Cass, Hidden Creek Golf Club73
Steve Cerbara, Jericho National Golf Club73
Michael Cook, Applebrook Golf Club73
William Davenport, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club73
Matthew Mattare, Saucon Valley Country Club73
Patrick McRae, West Chester Golf & Country Club73
Michael Moffat, Lu Lu Country Club73
Michael O’Brien, Makefield Highlands Golf Club73
Michael Thomas, Scranton Muncipal Golf Course73
Conrad Von Borsig, Philadelphia Cricket Club73
Matthew Ade, Riverton Country Club74
Zach Arsenault, Little Mill Country Club74
Mark Benevento, Jr., Greate Bay Country Club74
Daniel Charen, Makefield Highlands Golf Club74
Jeffrey Cunningham, Lu Lu Country Club74
Aaron Fricke, Lancaster Country Club74
William Howard, V, Applebrook Golf Club74
Troy Kelleher, Country Club of Scranton74
Casey Lyons, Little Mill Country Club74
Paul Mauer, Stonewall74
Mariano Medico, Fox Hill Country Club74
Jamie Slonis, Tavistock Country Club74
Adam Sutovich, Brookside CC of Allentown74
Jonathan Wilson, Irem Country Club74
Adam Armagost, Philadelphia Publinks GA75
Robert Bechtold, Fieldstone Golf Club75
John Buliga, Yardley Country Club75
Dan Close, Woodcrest Country Club75
Ben Feld, Green Valley Country Club75
David Hicks, The Shore Club75
Luca Jezzeny, Doylestown Country Club75
Andrew Keeling, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club75
Matt Kristick, Blue Bell Country Club75
Jonathan Radick, Spring Mill Country Club75
Richard Stolz, Little Mill Country Club75
Brian Todaro, Rolling Green Golf Club75
Anthony Barr, Blue Bell Country Club76
Andy Beittel, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club76
Dan Bernard, Aronimink Golf Club76
Andrew Carnevale, North Hills Country Club76
Eddie Johnson, Llanerch Country Club76
Marc Mandel, Philadelphia Cricket Club76
Liam McGrath, Huntingdon Valley Country Club76
Jack Melville, Lu Lu Country Club76
Robert Olseski, III, Applebrook Golf Club76
Alex Pillar, CC at Woodloch Springs76
Will Riva, Bent Creek Country Club76
Jon Rudisill, Stone Harbor Golf Club76
Failed to qualify
Brendan Bacskai, Applebrook Golf Club77
Kevin Cahill, Merion Golf Club77
Kyle Deisher, Huntingdon Valley Country Club77
Akhil Giri, Laurel Creek Country Club77
David Hurly, White Manor Country Club77
Joshua Isler, Radley Run Country Club77
William Jeremiah, Bidermann Golf Club77
Blaine Lafferty, Little Mill Country Club77
John Lalley, Llanerch Country Club77
Andrew Mason, Huntingdon Valley Country Club77
Brad McFadden, Overbrook Golf Club77
Greg O’Connor, Bellewood Country Club77
D.J. Pinciotti, III, Huntingdon Valley Country Club77
Cory Siegfried, Aronimink Golf Club77
P. Chet Walsh, Philadelphia Country Club77
Eric Carlidge, North Hills Country Club78
Greg DeLuca, Makefield Highlands Golf Club78
Carlos Fullerton, Brookside CC of Allentown78
Brian Kenny, Greate Bay Country Club78
Chris Lawler, Riverton Country Club78
John Samaha, Old York Road Country Club78
Patrick Serfass, St. Davids Golf Club78
Max Siegfried, Aronimink Golf Club78
Aaron Tobin, Blue Bell Country Club78
Phillip Villari, Jr., Riverton Country Club78
Michael Carr, Philadelphia Cricket Club79
Christopher Cerminaro, Glenmaura National Golf Club79
Alex Golland, Spring Ford Country Club79
Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley Country Club79
Marty McGuckin, Philadelphia Cricket Club79
Hayden Moffat, Lu Lu Country Club79
Sean Seese, Huntingdon Valley Country Club79
Matt Toto, Lookaway Golf Club79
Mike Valentine, Commonwealth National Golf Club79
Andrew Wallace, Green Valley Country Club79
Danny Dougherty, DuPont Country Club80
Jack Wallace, Burlington Country Club80
David West, Wyncote Golf Club80
R.J. Wren, LedgeRock Golf Club80
Ambrose Abbracciamento, Jericho National Golf Club81
Chris Benvenuto, Five Ponds Golf Club81
Alexander Butler, Bluestone Country Club81
Christopher Clauson, Lu Lu Country Club81
Vincent Budny, Metedeconk National Golf Club82
Andrew Cornish, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve82
Chris Lange, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club82
Jeffrey Romines, Philadelphia Publinks GA82
Joseph Rueter, Jr., Sandy Run Country Club82
Robert Moratti, Woodcrest Country Club83
Benjamin Pochet, Spring Ford Country Club83
Alex Seelig, Reading Country Club83
Chris Binet, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club84
Timothy Casale, Moorestown Field Club85
Eric Palumbo, Rolling Green Golf Club85
Steve Skurla, White Manor Country Club87
Justin Schorr, Talamore Country Club90
Nelson Hargrove, Merion Golf ClubDQ
Nicky Marrollo, Whitford Country ClubDQ
Cole Berman, Philadelphia Cricket ClubWD
Ben Cooley, Huntingdon Valley Country ClubWD
Michael Davis, Aronimink Golf ClubWD
Scott Forrester, Lu Lu Country ClubWD
Tyler McGarry, Fox Hill Country ClubWD
William McGuinness, Tavistock Country ClubWD
Scott McLaughlin, Lu Lu Country ClubWD
Rand Mendez, Fieldstone Golf ClubWD
Ron Robinson, Commonwealth National Golf ClubWD
Michael Stamberger, Manasquan River Golf ClubWD
DQ-disqualification; WD-withdrawal